Integrating Faith and Work: A Ministry Transformational Model
This dissertation is a project intended to address the poor work ethic that currently exists among the Christians of West Ankole Diocese. Poor work ethics have resulted in poverty, family breakdown, and corruption among others. The major underlying factor has been assumed to be a lack of living the Christian life in the daily work life. Therefore this study suggests that if biblical values were taught to Christians, there would be a better work ethic and work attitudes. The problem statement was formulated around the observed work behaviours among these Christians. Due to some existing gaps in the Christian work life, the following outline of chapters was applied.
Chapter One introduces the geographical area of study, the status of the people, and the conditions surrounding their work behaviour.
Chapter Two presents a review of the literature that has been used as scholarly work to support the arguments advanced in this study, and to help find the strengths and weaknesses there in as well as try to bridge some gaps.
Chapter Three points out what is happening among the Christians' work life in West Ankole Diocese, making reference to specific examples drawn from other scholars.
Chapter Four deepens the biblical understanding of why people work and enhances insight on the theological reflections of how work is related to the creator and the created.
Chapter Five addresses the research methods that were used and why they were used. These included: Questionnaires; Observations; Interviews; Group discussions, and the development of a teaching curriculum.
Chapter Six discloses the desired outcome of the project and how it would be achieved.
Chapter Seven gives a general overview of the dissertation and provides some suggestions to be considered for further study and implementation.
Bakke Graduate University, 2012